Dear Sun Spots: I read Sun Spots every day. What has happened to Vivian Leigh from Channel 6? Also, Patsy Wiggins, Peggy Kezar, Dan Harris and Kevin Kelly?

Why does Channel 6 let good people leave? – G. Shea, Auburn.

Answer: Sun Spots corresponded with Steve Thaxton, president/general manager of WCSH 6 who says:

Occasionally, on-air anchors or reporters leave Channel 6 for new opportunities elsewhere. Sometimes personal life changes dictate a move. He says Peggy Kaiser left in 1992 but remains active in the community and sometimes appears on Maine Public Broadcasting stations. Peggy has worked on freelance projects for WCSH 6 as recently as last year. She is married to one of the station’s former owners, Nat Thompson.

Thaxton says Patsy Wiggins left WCSH 6 in 1989 for an on-air job at WGME 13, but has since left that station.

Dan Harris left in 1996 and now works for ABC News in New York. Kevin Kelley left earlier this year for a feature reporting position with New England Cable News.

And after a recent short medical leave, Vivien Leigh has returned to reporting for WCSH 6.

In addition, Sun Spots has learned that Patsy Wiggins joined WGME as its anchor at noon and co-anchor at 5:30 p.m. She worked from 1992 to 1997 as host of the Maine Public Television program ‘’Personally Speaking.” Wiggins previously worked at WCSH-TV and for former Maine Senate President Joseph Sewall. She also worked for WABI-TV in Bangor and for the Ellsworth American weekly newspaper.

Dan Harris joined ABC NEWS as a correspondent based in New York in March 2000. He reports for “World News Tonight With Peter Jennings,” “Good Morning America” and “Nightline.”

Harris has covered many of the biggest stories in recent years. He’s reported from such diverse places as Ground Zero, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Israel and Iraq. In recent months, he has covered the Democratic presidential primaries; he is now assigned to cover John Kerry’s campaign for ABC.

Prior to joining ABC News, Harris was an anchor at New England Cable News, the largest regional cable news network in the country, from 1997 to 2000. Before that he was an anchor and political reporter at WCSH, an NBC affiliate in Portland for two years. He began his broadcasting career as a reporter for WLBZ, the NBC affiliate in Bangor.

Harris has been honored several times for his journalistic contributions. His accolades include an Associated Press Award for political coverage, a regional Emmy for feature stories and a duPont Award for in-depth coverage.

A graduate of Colby College in Waterville, Harris was raised in Newton, Mass., a suburb of Boston. He currently lives in New York City.

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